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Kenneth Branagh Award winning comedy BEST SERVED COLD takes to the stage once again!

19 May

In 2015, Victoria Taylor Robert’s half hour comedy, Best Served Cold, was named one of three winners of the Kenneth Branagh Drama Award and enjoyed a three night run in the Windsor Fringe Festival.

Best Served Cold is a fast-paced comedy following the antics of the sickly pensioner Alma who, from her death bed, colludes with her grandson, Toby, to protect his inheritance from both the tax man and his vicious step-mother, Susan. To ensure success, they must keep their activities secret from Alma’s feckless son, Mitch – easier said than done when there’s more at stake than just money.

After recently being invited by The Kings Head Theatre to reprise Best Served Cold for one night (SUNDAY JUNE 11th) Wistful Thinking decided it was high time that the play had a London run. As well as the one-off date at the fabulous Kings Head, BSC will now also have a four night run at the Etcetera Theatre in Camden from TUESDAY 27th JUNE to FRIDAY 30th JUNE. (Further show / venue details below.)

The show is directed by SHARON SMALL and we have a great cast onboard for both productions: Yvo Brunskill as Alma, Alexander Chard as Toby, April Rose Small as Susan and Dominic Goldberg as Mitch.

Tickets are available on the door, on the night at both venues (to avoid booking fees) or can soon be purchased at the below sites:

SUNDAY 11th JUNE: The Kings Head, 115 Upper Street, London N1 1QN

TUE 27th-FRI 30th JUNE: Etcetera Theatre, Camden High Street, London NW1 7BU


A language table!

23 Nov

SUBTLE TINTS performed at LOST Theatre’s Five Minute Festival

9 Nov

Wistful Thinking were lucky enough to be selected by LOST Theatre to be part of their annual festival celebrating short plays. Take a look at Subtle Tints below – a snapshot of social symbiosis. Let us know what you think!

Half Light performed at the New Wimbledon Studio

16 Oct

Hi there,

I was lucky enough to have my thirty minute play, Half Light, chosen to be performed as a rehearsed reading by the Attic Theatre Company in South London at the end of October. Below is a link where you can see the one and only rehearsal of it the day before the run.

Thank you to Louise Hill, the director, Ursula Mohan as Ronnie and Rosie Abraham as Emma for doing such an amazing job!

Kenneth Brannagh Drama Awards

5 Oct

Best Served Cold cast etc

Well, the Windsor Fringe is over and here are my director and cast of BEST SERVED COLD, celebrating after my play’s production as part of the three winners’ of the Kenneth Brannagh Drama Award. It was an amazing weekend with two plays in production simultaneously (the other, HALF LIGHT at the Wimbledon New Studio with the Attic Theatre Co.) and I am very grateful to have had the opportunity to show two pieces of work to the world.

Now on to the next project……

One weekend, two plays! October looks busy….

23 Sep

The thirty minute stage comedy Best Served Cold was fortunate enough to be a finalist in the 2015 Kenneth Brannagh Drama Awards and will be performed as part of the Windsor Fringe Festival in the 1st, 2nd and 3rd of October.

To add to the joy, Attic Theatre Company has chosen the fifteen minute play Half Light to be part of their Playfest 2015 production at the the New Wimbledon Theatre on the 2nd and 3rd of October.!playfest/ch6r

Tickets are still available for both.

Just like buses heh? Nothing for ages and then two come along at once…..

What are we up to in 2014?

27 Jan

Okay, firstly, our current submissions for Adam & Evie are:

Glasgow FIim Festival, Ann Arbor Film Festival and United Film Festival.

This year we will be putting the festival circuit behind us for this film and will begin to offer it to Short Film events around London. Wistful is looking forward to its next film project. More news on that to come. We’ll keep you posted…….


Here’s hoping….

22 Aug

This week we have a couple of notification dates coming up so feeling optimistic. Currently waiting to hear back from Raindance.  Ah, the lovely Raindance people, some good news please! Also waiting for some lovely feedback from New York’s Bootleg Festival and also from Newport Int’l Film fest. Let’s hope one of these three panels saw the genius 😉

Shortlisted for BIFF

1 May

A big thank you to the British Independent Film Festival panel for their very kind and encouraging message regarding our submission of Adam & Evie. Although we unfortunately didn’t make it to the final selection it was thrilling to know that we’d got on to the short list. Here’s what they said…

"Thank you for submitting Adam & Evie We were really 
impressed with Adam & Evie and found it engaging and 
of a high quality. We have a number of selection 
rounds, before finalising our Official Selection and 
your project reached the final stages. It did not 
make the final cut for the festivals Official 
Selection, but we look forward to watching your career 
carefully in the future and would like to encourage 
you to submit to our festival in future years, with 
your next projects. We wish you the best of luck with 
Adam & Evie and thank you for taking the time to enter 
our festival."

Festival subs for 2013 (so far!)

30 Jan

For those of you that asked (and those of you who didn’t but are curious anyway) the festivals Adam & Evie is now submitted to are: United Film Fest (London), Raindance, British independent Film Fest, Bradford International Film Fest (don’t scoff, my home town rocks) and Newport International Film Fest. Happy hunting A&E!